Category Archives: Rag Bloggers

Alan Waldman :
TELEVISION | In the Brit mystery series ‘Grantchester’ a vicar and a village cop solve numerous murders and other crimes

The estimable Robson Green stars in this rural whodunnit, whose exciting second season returns to P.B.S. on Sunday, March 27. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | March 26, 2016 [In his Rag Blog column, Alan Waldman reviews some … Continue reading

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Marilyn Katz :
Chicago activists should be commended, not scolded, for shutting down Donald Trump’s rally

Peaceful resistance doesn’t egg on Trump’s supporters: It forces them to back down. By Marilyn Katz | The Rag Blog | March 23, 2016 CHICAGO — Something strange is happening here, and it merits a serious discussion. In the week … Continue reading

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Johnny Hazard :
The Mexico City area has been hit by a
major ozone crisis

One reason: Mexico City’s 10 million people simply won’t give up their cars. By Johnny Hazard | The Rag Blog | March 20, 2015 Leer este artículo en español MEXICO CITY — After a couple of days of unusually cold, … Continue reading

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Kate Braun :
The Spring Equinox falls on Palm Sunday
this year

The Zodiac begins its cycle as Lord Sun moves into Aries, sign of the Ram. By Kate Braun | The Rag Blog | March 19, 2016 The Vernal or Spring Equinox, also known as Ostara and Lady Day, falls on … Continue reading

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Marilyn Katz :
Stopping Trump: The Chicago model

Faced not with the threat of violence but lack of control of the message or the montage, Trump retreated. By Marilyn Katz | The Rag Blog | March 15, 2016 CHICAGO — Congratulations to the people of Chicago — young … Continue reading

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Jimmy Lohman :
Trump rallies: The case for silent protest

This is not about ‘freedom of speech.’ It is about proper tactics for confronting an enormous evil. By Jimmy Lohman | The Rag Blog | March 15, 2016 It is a mistake to shout down Trump and disrupt his rallies. … Continue reading

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Alan Waldman :
TELEVISION | ‘Cold Squad’ is first-class Canadian procedural with sharp female head

Vancouver is setting for smart 98 episodes in which hundreds of B.C. baddies get their comeuppance. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | March 9, 2016 [In his Rag Blog column, Alan Waldman reviews some of his favorite films … Continue reading

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Michael James :
Parachute opens, sunflowers & stolen bikes, New Age networks, thinking about the champs, 1983

The big open field suddenly rushed closer and I hit the ground with a grateful, relieved, welcome thump and tumble. By Michael James | The Rag Blog | March 2, 2016 [In this series, Michael James is sharing images from … Continue reading

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Harry Targ :
Hillary Clinton and the declining
American empire

The war against the Qaddafi regime that destroyed Libya’s social fabric was enthusiastically endorsed by Secretary of State Clinton. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | March 1, 2016 “I think President Obama made the right decision at the … Continue reading

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Shepherd Bliss :
FILM | Robert Bly: Tribute to a radical poet

Robert Bly has made a big difference in the lives of many, bringing a contentious, creative presence into his prophetic work. By Shepherd Bliss | The Rag Blog | January 6, 2016 Poet Robert Bly, now 89 years old, is … Continue reading

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Philip L. Russell :
Mexico’s Peña Nieto at midterm

The president’s low ratings reflect not only his performance but also the inability of his government to address basic problems facing the country. By Philip L. Russell | The Rag Blog | January 4, 2016 Leer este artículo en español … Continue reading

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Maxine Phillips :
Do Christians and Muslims worship the
same God?

For non-Muslims to understand diversity among Muslims seems to be a leap too far. By Maxine Phillips | The Rag Blog | January 3, 2016 In December, a tenured political science professor at evangelical Christian Wheaton College was placed on … Continue reading

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